Acid Fugue - Inspired by J.S. Bach

The latest offering by Charles Neuzil Music, The Inner Dimensions of Sound, on the Charles Neuzil Music YouTube Channel is inspired by a fugue from J.S. Bach’s Three 3-Voice Preludes & Fugues from The Well Tempered Clavier. 

This proved to be an interesting project, and it was a challenge to create three voices on three different instruments that blended together fairly well.  The Arturia Drumbrute Impact begins and finishes the piece, closely followed by the Behringer TD-3.  The Korg Volca Bass and Korg Monologue join in the middle of the piece.  As I have mentioned before, both the TD-3 and the Drumbrute Impact have turned out to be a lot of fun to work with, and if you watch closely, you will see me playing different aspects of each.   

I begin and end with a lot of “space,” and try to bring in some quieter portions during the piece itself, at least as to the Drumbrute Impact.  Adding space and silence in my improvised trombone solos of late is the inspiration for this.  

The Arturia Drumbrute Impact serves as the clock for the TD-3, the Volca Bass, and the Monologue.  I just connected them all by way of a Midi splitter. 

I recorded the video and audio separately and then mixed them together.  I am still using the i-Phone to record the video, but record the audio through my Yamaha mixer and Scarlett audio interface.  I hope to soon have a Canon DSLR to begin recording the video in the very near future.  

Hope you enjoy this.  And thanks so much for watching, I appreciate your support. 

Recorded October 4, 2020. View the YouTube video at:  https://youtu.be/5nYqED5mFnk

To learn more about the Well Tempered Clavier by J.S. Bach, see the Wikipedia article at:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Well-Tempered_Clavier 

Photo Credit:  Photo by stein egil liland from Pexels  

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